The Gunpowder Girl

Audio version
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  • Also available in Large Print from your local library published by WF Howes

  • Available in Audio/Audible by WF Howes read by Emma Powell

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An adaptation of prequel and sequel, Cherrybrook Rose and A Bouquet of Thorns, previously published in hardback, paperback and e-format by Severn House, large print and audio by Magna.

This haunting novel is based on the little known history of the Cherrybrook Gunpowder Mills and the grim and gruesome past of Dartmoor Prison in Victorian times

An evocative tale of love and self-sacrifice set on the wild, untamed terrain of Dartmoor.

1875: life on the moor is harsh and unforgiving. Beautiful, vivacious and compassionate, Rose Maddiford could have any husband she chooses, but she is devoted to only one man, her father, manager of the Cherrybrook Gunpowder Mills high on Dartmoor. When tragedy strikes, it seems that despite Rose's determined efforts, there is only one way to hold the family together. But it is a solution that requires the greatest sacrifice from Rose. Like a lamb to slaughter, she finds herself trapped in an impossible situation. Solace comes from the most unlikely source, but what hope can there be for two lost souls whose lives have been shattered by the cruel hand of fate?


With its strong sense of place and headstrong heroine, Crosse's absorbing historical is a reader's and filmmaker's dream The Booklist (US)

Tania Crosse's storytelling prowess will leave you breathless as she takes you on a powerfully emotive journey

As good as Bronte. Like reading WUTHERING HEIGHTS. – Amazon Reader